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2017 Jan.

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We wish everyone health, success and many beautiful flying adventures in 2017.

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Alexander Schleicher Segelflugzeugbau

2016 Nov.

Peter Temple is Australian Champion again

ASG 29 pilot wins the Sports class in Waikerie

Peter Temple

Peter Temple

Once more Peter Temple was able to win the Australian Championships, this time in the Sports class, which was combined with the Open class.

For example, on the 4th day he placed first by a large margin with an average speed of 120 km/h. On all the other days he was on the podium almost without exception and was able to defend his lead from the first to the last day.

The team Scott Percival and Mark Paterson placed 3rd in an ASH 25 M.

More information: Soaring Spot

2016 Nov.

“Advanced soaring made easy” Edition 4

Bernard Eckey introduces his new book

This 4th edition is now the all-encompassing book on advanced soaring. New topics have been included, the structure of the book was changed, the page layout and graphics were much improved, the text has been revised or extended throughout, and the quality of many new photographs is simply spectacular – all courtesy of my editor, who until recently was the 35-year editor of the Canadian gliding magazine, Free Flight. learn more

2016 Oct.

John Buchanan wins in Kingaroy

Australia: The first three places went to ASG 29 pilots

After his success at the recent Australian Nationals, finishing in second place, now John Buchanan was able to become Australian 18m and Open class Champion in his ASG 29.

In summary, 10 competition days were flown, with John winning on four of them.

jansen_davidclaffey_tom The ASG 29 Pilots David Jansen and Tom Claffey completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd place at these 55th Australian Multiclass Nationals, which included the 18m as well as the Open Classes.

More information: Soaring Spot

2016 Sep.

Brian Birlison new UK Champion

ASG 29 pilot wins in the 18m class

A great success at the UK Nationals 2016: Brian Birlison wins the 18m class at the competition in Tibenham for the first time. Another four ASG 29 pilots were in the top ten.

More information: Soaring Spot

Pilot portrait:

Brian Birlison has been flying gliders since he was 13 years old, and has been instructing others to learn to fly since he was 20. learn more

2016 Aug.

ASG 32 Mi and ASG 29 E at the top

Hans Jürgen Schmacht and Michael Petzold win the qualification competition in Lachen-Speyerdorf (D)

Superb placings achieved by the ASG 32 Mi pilots at the qualification competition 2016 in Lachen-Speyerdorf (Germany). After 7 competition days, Hans Jürgen Schmacht and his 17 year old copilot Samuel Gries won the 20m two-seater class. On two days he placed first and on the other days he also achieved good placings, so that he had a good cushion of points at the end of the competition.

petzold_michaelMichael Petzold is the champion of the 18m class. He also was the winner on two days and led the field from the fourth day in his ASG 29 E. learn more

2016 Aug.

Tomasz Dul wins in Roitzschjora

Places 1 - 5 go to ASG 29 pilots

Tomasz Dul in his ASG 29 E placed first in the 18m class at the 21. Heidepokal 2016 in Roitzschjora after four competition days, followed by Mark Leeuwenburgh, Oliver Springer, Sebastian Nägel and Christoph Danders.

In the Club class Holger Wendt placed second in his ASW 15 B.

More information: Scoring StrePla

2016 Aug.

2016 Lower Saxony Championships

Hans-Martin Tronnier and Werner Rodi win the Qualification competition – photo gallery

During most of the morning briefings at the 2016 Qualification competition at Rotenburg/Wümme the meteorologist stated that  “it will remain difficult”.  Often the small weather windows did not permit larger tasks or forced the organizers to cancel the task after everyone had assembled on the grid. In the end only three valid days were flown.

The pilots competed in three classes for the right to fly in the German Nationals next year. learn more